Montserrat Monastery Morning Tour from Barcelona with Liquor Tasting

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Visit Santa Maria de Montserrat Benedictine abbey early in the morning for a more peaceful and spiritual athmosphere. Learn all about Catalonia's most important religious retreat, visit its Basilica and Museum. Marvel at the mountain views and the impressive St. Jaume rocks.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided visit of Montserrat Monastery with its centrepiece Basilica and Museum
  • Avoid crowds and admire the Black Madonna the Virgin of Montserrat, the Patron Saint of Catalonia
  • Marvel at the magic views and spectacular surrounding mountains and rocks
  • Taste some delicious liquor, handmade by the Benedictine monks

Description

Avoid the crowds and visit Santa Maria de Montserrat Monastery, known for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat.

Relax as we head from downtown Barcelona to Montserrat sacred mountain, the highest point of the Catalan lowlands by comfortable coach.

Visit the Museum of Montserrat and marvel at its cultural heritage with your tour guide. The Museum of Montserrat contains six very different collections including a selection of the most outstanding artistic and archaeological heritage. Discover more than 1.300 pieces that embrace a vast chronological period from the 13th century BC with an Egyptian sarcophagus to the 20th century with paitings of El Greco, Caravaggio, Monet, Degas, Pissaro, etc. and also one of the finest collections of Catalan painting. Lean about outstanding names such as Picasso and Dalí, etc. See the graphic works by many of the greatest contemporary artists such as Chagall, Braque, Le Corbusier, Rouault, Miró, Dalí, Picasso, Clavé and Tàpies to name a few.

Fall in love with the architecture of the Basilica which combines Gothic and Renaissance styles, visit its atrium and its sacristy as well as an interesting permanent exhibition on the image of the Virgin which shows how it has changed over the years.

You will have 2 hours of free time after your guided tour to visit the Audiovisual Space of Montserrat and taste delicious liquors made by the monks of Montserrat Monastery.

Then, you will be taken back to downtown Barcelona after the tour.

Itinerary

  • 07:15 - Departure from meeting point in downtown Barcelona

  • 08:00 to 08:15 - Arrival to Montserrat

  • 08:20 to 10:00 - Guided tour of Montserrat Monastery

  • 10:00 to 12:00 - Free time

  • 12:15 - Departure from Montserrat

  • 13:00 to 13:20 - Arrival to meeting point in downtown Barcelona

Includes

  • Liqueur tasting

  • Admission fee
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Montserrat Monastery Morning Tour from Barcelona with Liquor Tasting

Duration: 6 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Liqueur tasting / Admission fee

The tour was an excellent way to get to see Montserrat and going early before the tourist rush was great. The beginning of the tour was guided and then there was plenty of free time to explore on your own. It was really nice having the museum ticket included in the price and was well worth the visit. The tour guide, Javier, was very friendly, funny and made the experience enjoyable. Definitely recommend this tour.

Linda

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Schedule

  • 06:45

    Check-in at Placa Catalunya in front of Hard Rock Cafe

  • Early Access to Montserrat Monastery

    Head to the Museum of Montserrat for a glimpse of significant cultural artifacts, from ancient archaeological finds to paintings of 20th century masters such as Monet, Picasso, El Greco and many more! There are also works from contemporary artists such as Dali, Chagall and Braque to name a few.

  • Montserrat Basilica

    Gaze upon the area's centerpiece, the Basilica. Its mixture of Gothic and Renaissance style architecture is truly a sight to behold. Visit the atrium and sacristy for an intimate look at the features of the basilica. There is also an exhibit of the Virgin Mary's image as it changed over the years.

  • Audiovisual Space of Montserrat and Liquor Tasting

    Visit the Audiovisual Space of Montserrat to discover and appreciate various musical talents such as singing and composing. A sampling of fine liquors made by the monks from Montserrat Monastery is also part of the experience.

  • 12:45

    Check-out at Placa Catalunya in front of Hard Rock Cafe

  • (For Check-In) Placa Catalunya (Plaça de Catalunya, 21, Barcelona, Spain) Time: 06:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Placa Catalunya (Plaça de Catalunya, 21, Barcelona, Spain) Time: 12:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Placa Catalunya (Plaça de Catalunya, 21, Barcelona, Spain) Time: 06:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Placa Catalunya (Plaça de Catalunya, 21, Barcelona, Spain) Time: 12:45:00

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Reviews

The tour was an excellent way to get to see Montserrat and going early before the tourist rush was great. The beginning of the tou...r was guided and then there was plenty of free time to explore on your own. It was really nice having the museum ticket included in the price and was well worth the visit. The tour guide, Javier, was very friendly, funny and made the experience enjoyable. Definitely recommend this tour. more

Linda

Well organised, well timed. Weather cloudy to start but spectacular views. Alexi was excellent keeping us informed and giving us ...good advice. more

CityDiscovery

The tour was very informational and well guided. Our tour guides did a fantastic job and the monastery trip was one of the best i...n the 10 day trip. more

Carol

Nice religious space with great view and history.

Kuman

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